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President of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Celestine Lyngdoh on Wednesday said he would not seek re-election to his current position, ahead of the MPCC elections likely to be held this month.
Lyngdoh’s comments come amidst the uncertain future of the state’s Congress leadership, with several senior Congress leaders pitching to contest for the top post.
"There is no issue. My term is ending in December. I will not ask for renewal," Lyngdoh told TNT-The Northeast Today.
However, in August, Congress Lok Sabha member (Shillong) Vincent Pala had said that Lyngdoh would continue as the president of MPCC.
Other Congress leaders have also publicly expressed interest for the top post.
East Shillong MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh, who had joined the Congress in 2009 after a brief stint with the United Democratic Party (UDP), had said that if her party desired, she would contest for the post.
Nongthymmai legislator Charles Pyngrope had, in August, said that he was ready to take over as the president of MPCC if the party high command deems him fit to take up the job.
Similarly, as per a report by The Shillong Times, Pyngrope has had backing from Congress MLAs to pick up the mantle for the post.
Current working president, James S Lyngdoh is also among the top contenders.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)